World Monuments Fund Conservation at Qusayr ‘Amra

Qusayr ‘Amra is a magnificent bathhouse locat­ed in the eastern badiya (steppe) of Jordan, 50 miles east of Amman along the road to Azraq. Currently, both natural and man-made factors threaten the site, requiring urgent action for its long-term, sustainable conservation, investigation, and man­agement. World Monuments Fund included Qusayr ‘Amra on the 2008 World Monuments Watch because of these pressing threats. Following inclusion, World Monuments Fund initiated a project in 2010 targeting the site’s conservation needs. The project is a joint ef­fort by World Monuments Fund (WMF), the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR, or Institute for Conservation and Restoration, Italy), and the Jordanian Department of Antiquities (DoA).

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